Abuse in the Jewish Community: Religious and Communal by Michael J. Salamon PhD

By Michael J. Salamon PhD

''Michael J. Salamon, Ph.D.' s publication is so very important in that it truly sheds gentle in this factor and identifies how and why abuse within the Jewish neighborhood is much less mentioned and not more identified than that during the Catholic Church or inside of different non secular groups.''
-Robin Sax, writer of It occurs each day

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2004); 3. a lack of social acceptance, which may be a result of a child having poor social skills or a sense of shame caused by psychological and physical abuse; 4. poor performance academically, which results in exposure to peer shame and abuse along with excessive disappointment at home (Wolfe, Jaffe and Crooks 2006). Shame that comes from social and familial situations caused by abuse is extremely painful and because this pain is so difficult to cope with, the person who has been shamed is much too embarrassed to speak about it.

The Impact of Abuse Hannah is a well-educated, happily married woman in her late thirties with three children. She was referred by her medical doctor for psychological treatment because Hannah complained of panicky feelings and an anxiety problem. At her first session of psychotherapy, despite being a good wife and excellent mother, Hannah complained of feeling guilty with everything that she did for her family. Hannah convinced herself that she did not do enough for the family, all the while convincing herself that she could not allow herself to do things for herself because if she did, it was purely selfish.

Some have argued that because of the oaths of celibacy priests are required to take, the sexual abuse problem is a uniquely Catholic dilemma, but of course, sexuality and sexual acting out is not an exclusively Catholic problem. Every religious denomination has seen increased reporting of clerical abuse scandals. Not surprisingly, a nationwide survey done in 1998 found that one in four Protestant clergy members who do not have an oath of celibacy reported having sexual contact with someone other than a spouse (Thoburn and Balswick 1998).

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